|The Power Of Hot Air - Keshco|
Released through Swedish netlabel 23 Seconds, this 22-minute EP (the perfect size for a 3-inch CD) features eight tracks that really shoot through various Keshco styles. The opener is our re-imagining of a YouTube clip that, sadly, doesn't now exist... Robert Powell outdoors at night telling someone "Gisela... Happy Christmas". It's about as long. Luke delivers his first lead vocal on "Crimes Of Casio", a tale of the educational damage wrought by electronic calculator watches...
Downloads: 61 (1 review)
|ccMixter - Various Artists [ccMixter]|
The first mix in our Curratorial Mix Series - from ccMixter admin/developer/mentor Victor Stone: ---For all the activism in the Open Music movement, nothing pushes the ball forward like brilliant, evocative music. While there is plenty of underground music of all sub-genres at ccMixter, there is also a growing collection of mainstream, above-ground producers who understand the value of sharing as a means of boosting their own creativity along with their exposure.This playlist represents a sampl...
Downloads: 207 (1 review)
|Silent Anticipation - Jared C.Balogh|
'Silent Anticipation' is the new album from Jared C. Balogh. 5 tunes of sudden beauty, hinting more at Stravinsky than Coltrane, with the occasional nod to complex prog of the early 1970s. Natural sounds in impossible combinations. This is an unusual album, and if you know my podcast you'll know I don't say that lightly. It's sometimes lyrical and sometimes challenging, depending on the mood of the listener...
Downloads: 88 (1 review)
|Chaotic-Life-Fin - Jared C. Balogh|
"Chaotic-Life-Fin" is a compilation of 9 songs from volume 1 of the "Seasons" series. It is a piano based album that has a contemporary jazz and classical feel. It presents a strong emotion of passions in finding true love, finding your place in the world, lifting yourself up through tough times, releasing internal problems free to being healing, and personal resolutions.
Downloads: 195 (1 review)
|The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) - John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players|
The Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) is a set of four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. Composed in 1723, The Four Seasons is Vivaldi's best-known work, and is among the most popular pieces of Baroque music. The texture of each concerto is varied, each resembling its respective season. For example, "Winter" is peppered with silvery pizzicato notes from the high strings, calling to mind icy rain, whereas "Summer" evokes a thunderstorm in its final movement, which is why the movement...
Downloads: 15,376 (5 reviews)
|The Open Goldberg Variations - Kimiko Ishizaka|
This is a new recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. Recorded by Kimiko Ishizaka on a Bösendorfer 290 Imperial in the Teldex Studio, Berlin, produced by Anne-Marie Sylvestre, this recording is the first fan-funded, open source, and completely free recording ever produced. Every part of it is free for you to use, share, and copy. via Open Goldberg Variations Project
Downloads: 1,186 (2 reviews)
|Dubious Luxury - Mike Doughty|
Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) released Dubious Luxury, an electro/sampled/sonic-slice-and-dice album, as an appetizer to the singer/songwriter album, Yes and Also Yes.from Mike Doughty's website:My electro/weird/large-beat/cut-up samples album DUBIOUS LUXURY is out!If you buy it off my site, there’s a superspecial deal where you can get the album and a t-shirt for $24.99.Let me say again: I don’t sing on Dubious Luxury...
Downloads: 271 (1 review)
|netBloc Vol. 32: Make Way For What Lies Ahead - netBloc Artists|
It’s finally arrived! The netBloc that nearly wasn’t. Between delays in acquiring assets and personal life issues getting in the way of wrapping up in time, it’s my distinct pleasure to present to you another excellent collection of netaudio from the world over. I planned on writing a lengthy intro for this one, but with everything that’s helped delay it, I’m just happy to be able to get this out to you to enjoy...
Downloads: 151 (1 review)
|II - BJ Block & Dawn Pemberton|
After a short introduction, the record opens with Ready Or Not. It lays solid ground for the album by providing a smooth r&b groove and highlighting Dawn’s mesmerizing vocal work. BJ’s smooth guitars along with the groovy bass synch-in nicely adding a jazzy atmosphere that transports a calmness to every fiber of your body as you listen om. It’s a perfect combination that only these two talented musicians can pull off...
Downloads: 71 (1 review)
|Victor Shade - Live @ KEXP 5/21/2010 - Victor Shade|
Seattle MC Victor Shade (Ra Scion of Comon Market aka Ryan Abeo) busts some super-human rhymes live on KEXP from Easy Street Records in West Seattle. -M. Ogaz
Downloads: 45 (1 review)
|Live from Seattle - Lusine|
Lusine has been making electronic music for over a decade now, having released on such labels as K7!/MAS, Hymen, U-Cover and now Ghostly International. His production has developed to the point where his lush interpretation of IDM sets the bench for scores of imitators. This visceral, melodic set combines Lusine's thick beats and atmospheric melodies into a head nodding and ass shaking utopia...
Downloads: 25 (1 review)
|Holiday Cassingle - Wooden Shjips|
Limited to 100 copies and sold out.Money raised was donated to the San Francisco Food Bank [you can donate here]."Two freak-form MP3s from a newly issued cassette from Bay Area psychsters Wooden Shjips for your holiday pleasure, the analog-loving band's digital gift to all. " -(Brian Turner/WFMU Dec. 2008)
Downloads: 149 (1 review)
|Dirty Moves (Sampler) - Chandeliers|
Chicago's CHANDELIERS are totally uplifting, psychedelic, shimmering and flat-out FUN! If BRION GYSON's dream machine spat out cotton candy, it might sound something like this! Each of these 33 magnificent tracks sounds like a gene-splice of RAYMOND SCOTT and CONGOTRONICS, with a dash of CYBOTRON. It's really THAT good! Limited to 250 copies, reddish vinyl, GET THIS!!!!-Reckless Records Chicago
Downloads: 77 (1 review)
|Bodyhammer [PRT006] - Katapulto|
ProOt Records and Selva Elettrica are proud to present together : Bodyhammer, a record of true beauty, a steaming locomotive in a telephonist's dream. Five songs of twisted eccentronica, triumph of maximalism, an anthem for the Large Hadron Collider. Ideal music for hunting on a Sunday morning. Katapulto says : "I was born in a sound laboratory surrounded with Atari computers, thunder machines and various instruments of questionable quality...
Downloads: 87 (1 review)
|The Flim Flam - DJ PRZM|
Downloads: 329 (2 reviews)
|Live at WFMU on Duane's show, August 23 2012 - Nite Jewel|
Nite Jewel performs live at WFMU on Duane's show, August 23 2012. (Show playlist: http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/47163)
Downloads: 58 (1 review)
|Apariencias Desnudas [Naked Appearances] - Claudio Nuñez & Sergio Paolucci|
Sergio Paolucci: alto sax, soprano recorder, harmonica & voice.Claudio Nuñez: Gibson Les Paul, Ovation nylon & steel strings, piano, Yamaha fretless bass, Hohner melodica, tenor recorder, udu drum, frame drum, bell, shaker & all other percussion instruments, guitars played with violin bow and light bulbs. All the structures for open improvisation were designed by Claudio Nuñez. Apariencia v is based on Rag Rag (composed in 2007 for the Claudio Nuñez Trio)...
Downloads: 141 (1 review)
|Love Hurts - Claudio Nuñez|
"Love hurts" is the side B of "The tension of the strings" (it was recorded the same day). Like the first session is a set of 5 compositions in real time for classical guitar solo with some extended techniques and a little of everything in terms of textures, styles, harmonic, rhythmic and melodic explorations but with the accent in more romantic and melodic mood" From: http://www.acustronica.com/albums/91-lovehurts.html
Downloads: 1,733 (1 review)
|Gameboy Love Ep - Buskerdroid|
Gameboy Love EP is the new album by the hyperactive Italian chiptuner Buskerdroid. It comprises 5 tracks made exclusively using the LSDJ software. This 16th original Da! Heard It Records production is back to the basics : 8bit music! Buskerdroid offers his listeners some serious energy through his doped-up sounds. Taking no prisoners, he drags his Gameboy into the most unexpected corners by creating hybrid tracks combining 8bit and hardtek...
Downloads: 202 (1 review)
|Curses From The Past - ProleteR|
After the self-release in late 2011, the French producer ProleteR drops his "Curses From Past Times" for Dusted Wax Kingdom with 4 extra bonus tracks. The beat tape features heavy-weight boom bap beats cooked with sprightly chanson samples.
Downloads: 429 (1 review)
|tape made of tapes - florida = death|
tape fragments reassembled. biography. a narrative? audio collage. a document of the band at a particular point in time. psych freak weirdo mood rock. the voices are slowed down and sped up. multipitch dirge drone. clangy percussion. jangle guitar. noise experiments. post-info beats. was that hip hop? broken four track machine. songs form around a loose riff and disappear. science fiction happens. unrelated voices float by...
Downloads: 86 (1 review)
|Solace - The Vainglories|
Exploring feelings of loneliness and onlyness, Solace is a collection of pieces to surround the listener in, to feel at once immersed and distant. Dark undercurrents shadow deceptively pretty melodies, while shifting rhythms foster a sense of unease that belies the calmness of textured pads.
Downloads: 86 (1 review)
|Field Recordings from India - Bruce Miller|
a collection of field recordings from IndiaThe music here was recorded by myself between mid-Aug./mid-Oct. 2008 with a mini-disc player and a Sony multi-directional stereo mic. The areas covered are: Assame (mostly Guwahati) in the country's overlooked NE, Darjeeling, Varanassi and 4 places in Rajasthan (Udaipur, Jodphur, Pushkar and most importantly, Jaisalmer, in the region's western desert). I'm not an ethno-musicologist, but have been fanatical about folk music from all over the world since...
Downloads: 722 (2 reviews)
|Cathedral Blues - The Solitarians|
All songs written and recorded by M. Perzinski in November and December of 2003.
Downloads: 50 (1 review)
|Detaching Realities - Jared C. Balogh|
suRRism-Phonoethics is proud to release 'Detaching Realities' by Balogh"sparkling glamour of grease passing the route of the time’s measurement,-faulty faulty I dare to speak…"-undRess BétonReceive your eligible copy here:http://www.archive.org/details/sPE_0093or here: Balogh - 'Detaching Realities' (mp3 and covers)Or from the player below (Balogh - 'Detaching Realities' at Free Music Archive) Visit: BaloghT.rans A.tlantic R.ageAltered State Reflections
Downloads: 249 (1 review)
|Detaching Realities Vol. 2 - Jared C. Balogh|
My name is Jared C. Balogh and I am from Bethlehem, PA U.S.A. I consider myself a multi-media artist (musician, composer, artists, and video maker). This album is called “Detaching Realities Vol. 2″. Volume 1 was released on the net label Surrism-Phonoethics (surrism.phonoethics.com) on January 25th, 2011 and it is also featured on the Free Music Archive. “Detaching Realities” is a series of compositional jazz interpretation of when life has a intense surreal/abstract feel of being...
Downloads: 85 (1 review)
|Rhythms Of Life - Jared C. Balogh|
"Rhythms Of Life" is a 10 song experimental/avant-garde jazz album written in notation/electronic sheet music. The songs on the album are arranged in order according to the flow and feel of the album as a whole. The Theme of "Rhythms Of Life" is a perspective of my life over the last year and expresses the dynamics, emotions and experiences of family issues, foreseeing future events, reminiscing of great times, traps and schemes of work/job, asking for a miracle to save a loved ones life, havi...
Downloads: 104 (1 review)
|Irrelevant Future - Jared C. Balogh|
Released on Sirona Records in April 2011Jared C. Balogh: http://www.alteredstateofmine.netSirona Records: http://sirona-records.comShadow Entity Wizard of Trans Atlantic Rage appears on Track 4 and 5.
Downloads: 78 (1 review)
|Decorated - Harris Newman|
Of the players involved in the recent resurgence of fingerstyle guitar, Harris Newman has established himself as a primary envoy on the modern day steel-stringer shortlist. As with the case of his brothers-in-arms Jack Rose, Glenn Jones and Steffen Basho-Junghans, each of whom borrow from the past traditions of mavericks Fahey, Basho et al but have re-invented the sound and style with fresh perspectives, Newman distinguishes his music even further with a very idiosyncratic sound...
Downloads: 101 (1 review)
|AEM021 Cuddle Magic - Cuddle Magic|
It would be easy to accuse Cuddle Magic of being Luddites if only they weren’t making music about a hundred times more interesting than all the panda cubs huddling in basements with SP-404s. I mean, samplers hell, these folks don’t even use electric guitars. The thing is, while there is much fascinating and beautiful music to be made with samplers, for many people who adopt the instrument carelessly it becomes a crutch...
Downloads: 1,148 (1 review)
|Zs - Higgins|
After posting this CLASSIC RECORD on Soundcloud last year and somehow earning over 60,000 plays with zero promotion we're offering it as a free download for the first time here at FMA. If you like what you hear please buy a CD or a 7" and prepare yourself for the follow-up Straight A's which we're mixing now and trying to have in people's ears in 2011 but you know how it is. Higgins moves slow and there's nothing wrong with that as you'll hear...SBR27 (2008)HIGGINS: Zs Higgins is a band comprise...
Downloads: 85 (1 review)
|Music of the Gods, volume 1 - Dr. Phibes and The Ten Plagues of Egypt|
An experimental union of classical works and metal(Track 1 is withheld for copyright reasons.)
Downloads: 70 (1 review)
|Music of the Gods, volume 2 - Dr. Phibes and The Ten Plagues of Egypt|
An experimental union of classical works and metal
Downloads: 92 (1 review)
|I, Cactus - I, Cactus|
The deliciously delayed debut release from I, Cactus brings you a short collection of sweet tunes filled with heartbreakingly innocent melodies. As you stroll along with the sun at your back, one cute cactus after another bouncing happily behind you, with this carefree blend of chippy harmonies and clicky crunchy beats you'll never look at a cactus the same way again. Featuring such treasures as "Bamboo Cactus" an unforgettable remix of Nullsleep's "Playful Panda" - this little cactus packs a bi...
Downloads: 174 (2 reviews)
|Stories and songs - Dick Whyte and his Golden Guitar|
Dick Whyte lives in Wellington. He describes himself as “a country/folk-blues/rock singer songwriter artist, musician, writer, philosopher, and film-tutor”. Dick specialise in the kind of gnarled and bittersweet country/folk music heard on Maybelle, which features the vocal talents of his partner Robyn Kenealy. (via.)
Downloads: 86 (1 review)
|Classical Sampler - Kevin MacLeod|
A collection of classical tracks recorded by Kevin MacLeod under the Creative Commons Attribution license. Famous pieces, including Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra, and Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, settle in nicely among Kevin Macleod's own compositions. Found at http://incompetech.com.
Downloads: 3,477 (1 review)
|Live at WFMU on Scott's Show on 5/17/2002 - Gary Wilson|
In 1977, Gary Wilson set up in his parents' basement in Endicott NY with a TEAC reel-to-reel 4-track and self-produced 'You Think You Really Know Me'. Over the ensuing years, he failed to gain popular attention, completely disappeared, and joined a hotel lounge band. But 'You Think You Really Know Me' never went away - in fact it's been continuously rediscovered by musicians and collectors ever since.Gary Wilson was backed byMustafa Bhagat - guitarMike Weitman - keyboardsVince Rossi - keyboards ...
Downloads: 48 (1 review)
|Implemented Trouble Theater - André Pissoir|
"The AllBloom EP"'you'll be taking care of proper leaking' -awareness
Downloads: 55 (1 review)
|FM FUNK MADDNESS!! - SOUNDSHOCK|
This is FM FUNK MADDNESS!! — an album of songs by 18 FM synth enthusiasts from all over the world, personally selected by zinger (founder and maintainer of soundshock.se). Bringing the combination of frequency modulated tones and catchy, funky grooves blended with a portion of jazz and idm, we cordially invite you to join us on a fantastic journey to a world where slap rumble drives the beating of your heart.
Downloads: 181 (1 review)
|Live in Nuremberg 2009 - Calexico|
Recorded live in Nuremberg, 2009. CreditsJohn Convertino: drumsJoey Burns: acoustic and electric guitar, vocalsPaul Niehaus: pedal steel, electric guitar, backing vocalsJacob Valenzuela: trumpet, keys, vibes, percussion, vocalsVolker Zander: upright and electric bass, backing vocalsMartin Wenk: trumpet, guitar, keys, vibes, accordion, backing vocalsJairo Zavala: electric guitar, bouzouki, vocalsFront of House Engineer: Jelle KuiperMonitor Engineer: Patrick BoonstraMastering Engineer: Jim Blac...
Downloads: 270 (1 review)
|Live on KEXP Seattle - Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes|
Downloads: 47 (1 review)
|Complete Discography - The Meta-matics|
This discography contains their LP, which was released on vinyl only on Slowdime Records, their tracks from their split 7" with The MAKE-UP, as well as a compilation track & unreleased music.Front Cover Art by Aaron BrennerBack Print by Victoria VoglLamp Photo by Jerry LimLayout Assistance by Joe LallyCD art by unknown artistsTracks 1-16 recorded in 1995 by Guy Picciotto onto 8trk at the Pirate HouseTrack 17 recorded in 1995 by Jeff Day onto pzm & tapedeck live at Fireside Bowl (Chicago, IL)Trac...
Downloads: 230 (2 reviews)
|Has Your Anger Really Disappeared Or Have You Just Buried It So Deep? - Herwig Holzmann|
"When longtime netlabel contributor Herwig Holzmann contacted us a few years ago, we fell in love with his music. It turned into one of the most popular releases in the first version of Camomille ' the fragmentary ep ', which he released as Photophob. He's been very active in the last years on great netlabels like ton atom, laridae and binkcrsh. For a while now, we've had the fortune of listening to his most recent work, the aptly named ' Has your anger really disappeared or have you just burie...
Downloads: 150 (1 review)
|Cold Flowers - Sandro Marinoni & Stefano Roncarolo with Roberto Padovan|
Cold Flowers is a release by Frames, an experimental collective from Italy started in 2007 by Stefano Roncarolo and Sandro Marinoni.Stefano Roncarolo: bass, percussions, noisesSandro Marinoni: tenor sax, flute, samplesRoberto Padovan: piano, keyboards
Downloads: 88 (1 review)
|Born in the Land of a Thousand Hills - Mishoo the Drumkit|
Producers: Comfort Fit, Elaquent, Portformat, Duktus, Swede:art, Hubert Daviz, Drumatic
Downloads: 118 (1 review)
|Concrete Light - Lüger|
Downloads: 143 (1 review)
|Liventure #21 - Vespero|
"Liventure #21", a new official live-album by VESPERO includes the instrumental highlights of the band's various stage performances in the course of 2009. Performed by Ivan Fedotov (drums, percussion), Arkadiy Fedotov (bass, oscillations, voice), Alexander Kuzovlev (guitars), Alexei Klabukov (keyboards), and Vladimir Belov (cello) with the guest appearances of Valentin Rulev (violin, keyboards). "Cosmos" and "Turquoise" were recorded by Alexander Kuzovlev and Alexei Klabukov at the Union of Thea...
Downloads: 67 (1 review)
|Attic Demonstration - Kenneth Higney|
"Attic Demonstration featured Higney on vocals and electric guitar, with an ad-hoc band consisting of Higney's personal friends Gordon Gaines (guitars, drums), John Duva (bass guitar), and Mark Volpe (guitar, percussion). It had a limited release of 500 copies in September 1976, and earned a favourable review in Trouser Press magazine, but was not a commercial success. Nonetheless, it became a cult item amongst record collectors over subsequent years." - wikipedia* UPDATE August 8th 2011: just g...
Downloads: 49 (1 review)
|Live at WFMU on Noise and Syrup with Jeff M on May 22, 2011 - Rapoon|
"Robin Storey and Shaun Sandor stopped by to do two improvised sets for Noise and Syrup. Storey, who has long worked as Rapoon, and was a co-founder of legendary outfit Soviet France (zoviet-france), assembles a textured and trance-like collage of ethnic loops, radio samples and various sounds of unknown origins. Sandor performing as Promute performs a sparser combination of improvised metal and synth, with rhythms rising and disappearing again...
Downloads: 88 (1 review)
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